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Paul Robinson has slammed Raul Jimenez after the game between Leeds and Wolves on Monday night and said the striker should have been given a straight red.
Jimenez kicked out at Robin Koch with his studs late on in the game but escaped without even a booking.
Robinson claims there was “clear intent” and that had Jimenez connected he could have caused “a lot of damage”.
Wolves held on to win the game 1-0.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News about the incident Robinson said, “I don’t understand it as there’s clearly intent.
“Even if you don’t make contact with the player you can’t lie on the floor and kick out at someone.
“It was clear intent. If he’d made proper contact on his thigh or shin it could have caused a lot of damage.
“And this is what frustrates me. Referees watching these monitors who have never played the game. You can see what he was trying to do. He tumbled out of a tackle, then kicked out and tried to make it look like he was getting up.
“Then, when he realises he’s in trouble he’s rolled round like a little schoolgirl trying not to get sent off. The intent was there and he should have been sent off.”
Talking about the game itself, Robinson said he wasn’t concerned about the result and put it down as another good performance from Leeds.
“It’s unusual because normally it’s shot conversion that’s a problem for Leeds,” Robinson said.
“On Monday it was actually converting shots into shots on target. Leeds still created the chances and were having shots but they were slightly wayward.
“But I don’t think there’s anything to worry about, it’s been a great start to the season. Performances have been good.
“Wolves was one you might have earmarked to win but Wolves are in a good run of form themselves – this was their third win in five games and they’re a good side.
“The Leeds performances was still there, they were better than Wolves at times and they dominated them in the first half.”
Leeds play first in the next game week as they travel to Aston Villa on Friday night.
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